Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Brown, [8 July 1793]

To Benjamin Brown1

[Philadelphia, July 8, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found.]

1ALS, sold by Stan V. Henkels, Jr., May 8, 1895, Item 26.

This letter was presumably written either to Benjamin Brown, a soldier in H’s battalion during the American Revolution (“A List of officers and Mens Names who have Recd. one months pay in Colo Hamiltons Battln sept 7th 1781”) or to Benjamin Brown, a seaman on board the frigate Trumbull during the war (“Report on the Petition of Benjamin Brown,” November 21, 1792 [PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 187–88]).

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